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Women on Bikes Rachael
Peter Wilborn Oct 11, 2020

Rachael Maney is the Director of the Bike Law Network and of the non-profit Bike Law Foundation. As most of you know, she has spent the last two weeks on these pages profiling 16 Women on Bikes leading up to yesterday’s inaugural Women’s Cycling Day. If you haven’t yet, read her profiles of and conversations with […]

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Heather Jackson Dusk and Dawn
Rachael Maney Oct 10, 2020

If I didn’t know her parents well, I would put Heather Jackson on top of a podium so tall that it would be hard for her to climb down. (That’s not a dig at her height, by the way. There’s no one as mighty — she probably gets that from her mother, too.) Her mom, […]

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Women on Bikes Timberley
Rachael Maney Oct 09, 2020

We tend to take for granted the things and people that are always around. Some of that is normal — an unfortunate part of being human — and some of it is willfully ignorant but can be remedied the moment we decide to see and appreciate more, and see them more clearly. The Invisible Cyclist […]

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Rachael Maney Oct 08, 2020

When I began compiling a list of Women on Bikes who’ve made invaluable positive contributions to our cycling community, I realized how lucky I am to be in the unique position of aspiring to, knowing, and riding and working closely with so many different SPOKESwomen. The women attorneys in the Bike Law Network and the […]

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Women on Bikes Charleston Moves
Rachael Maney Oct 05, 2020

It’s not everyday that a small non-profit organization — and by small I don’t mean in stature or accomplishment but rather the number of working staff that can be counted with two fingers — in Charleston, SC gets a U.S. Senator to help secure $18.1M from the Federal DOT for a bicycle and pedestrian lane […]

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Women on Bikes Bike Law
Rachael Maney Oct 04, 2020

There’s something magical about this time of year for most competitive long course triathletes. While it’s an honor earned by/bestowed upon a relative few, there is a powerful experience to be had, even as a spectator or supporting member of the racing athlete’s team or crew. For the elite age-group participant, the Ironman World Championships […]

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Women on Bikes
Rachael Maney Oct 02, 2020

It’s finally Friday! And while I have a very impressive line-up of SPOKESwomen yet to be featured over the next week, I want to give all of you a chance to nominate your favorite woman in the saddle and give her an opportunity to be recognized, celebrated, and rewarded with a Women’s Cycling Day gift […]

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Women on Bikes Lauri
Rachael Maney Oct 01, 2020

Bike Law is lucky to get the benefits of Lauri Boxer-Macomber (Bike Law Maine), another female bicycle crash attorney in our Network. And all cyclists, especially women bicyclists, are safer, stronger, more supported, understood, and respected, because of who she is, the work she does, and the way she does it. Lauri is the perfect […]

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Women on Bikes Needra
Rachael Maney Sep 29, 2020

“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” MLK Jr. Christmas in Atlanta, 1967 Atlanta Bike Advocacy Think Tank Last fall, I hosted an Advocacy […]

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Women on Bikes Kathryn Doornbos
Rachael Maney Sep 28, 2020

How could you possibly know that someone’s in need if you don’t even know they exist? In the universe of bike advocacy and promoting women on bikes, being effective means embracing all cyclists, practicing a willingness to ask difficult questions, taking on difficult challenges, and speaking for those whose voices are not recognized or are […]

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Women on Bikes Ann
Rachael Maney Sep 27, 2020

Welcome to Day 2 of our Women on Bikes Bike Law takeover! For the 14 days leading up to Women’s Cycling Day 0n October 10th, we will be celebrating 15 of the most thoughtful, committed, smart, and compassionate women in the saddle, as our tribute to female cyclists everywhere. Women on Bikes: Bike Law Ann […]

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Women on Bikes
Rachael Maney Sep 26, 2020

Welcome to Day 1 of our Women on Bikes Bike Law takeover! For the next 14 days, we will be celebrating 15 of the most thoughtful, committed, smart, and compassionate women in the saddle, as our tribute to female cyclists everywhere. Why Women on Bikes? Because Women on Bikes is the future of the cycling […]

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